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Fire Retardants and their Potential Impact on Fire Fighter Health

September 30, 2009
National Institute of Standards of Technology (NIST)
Gaithersburg, MD 20899

 

AGENDA and PRESENTATIONS[1]

September 30, 2009, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20899

8:30 Registration 

8:50 Welcome, Dr. William Grosshandler, Deputy Director, BFRL, NIST 

9:00 Context for meeting

Chair: Richard M. Duffy, Assistant to the General President, Occupational Health, Safety and Medicine, International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF)

 

10:00 What are fire retardants and why do we use them?

Chair: Dr. Jeffrey Gilman, Leader, Materials Flammability Group, Fire Research Division, NIST

10:45 Break 

 

11:00 previous session continued

 

12:05 What happens to fire retardants and their products in the environment?

Chair:  Leslie Boord, National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory, NIOSH

12:30 Lunch 

 

1:15 previous session continued

2:45 Break 

 

3:00 Are there health risks to fire fighters created by fire retardants?

Chair: Dr. Margaret Simonson McNamee, Research Manager, SP Technical Research Institute, Sweden

 

5:00 Where are our gaps in knowledge?

Open Session, Chaired by William Grosshandler, NIST 

5:30 Adjourn


 

[1] An audio CD of the presentations is available by email request from shanille.nelson@nist.gov. Include your mailing address.